Anxiety Control Training 2 (ACT 2) (Female voice)
Anxiety Control Training (ACT) is a self-help relaxation method that was designed by Dr Philip Snaith at the University of Leeds to enable people to learn control over anxiety. Anxiety is a condition that is very common and few people allow themselves the time to begin to overcome it.
The approach will only work if the person wishes to learn the skill of controlling anxiety and is prepared to work at it steadily and regularly over several weeks. There are no shortcuts to learning this new skill. It is therefore very important that you make up your mind whether you want to apply yourself to learn to control your anxiety in this way,
Ultimately it is only through practice that improvement will occur.
Recommended by Times Online as a key Kit bag resource for people with phobias
Once you have mastered how to relax your body and achieve a state of calm-control using ACT 1, then you can consider using ACT 2 - the next step. Produced by Media Innovations (www.calipso.co.uk) this high quality recording in MP3 format will play on many portable recorders/computers - please check your player can play these files.
This resource is an electronic download. When your order is completed you will be sent a link to allow you to download it - Please note the link is active for only 10 days.
Please note: The first version of Anxiety Control Training (ACT 1) should be downloaded and used weekly for 2-3 weeks until mastered before you move on to using this download). In ACT 2 you will learn how to initially relax your body and mind (identical to ACT 1), and then move on to think about a slightly stressful image or memory. The session then talks you through how to relax again and helps you practice how to return to that state of calm control.
Please note the format of this download is MP3 - please check your player can play these files.
Related resources: Please use this download in co-ordination with the ACT instruction download (see free resources) - and the ACT sessions in the www.livinglifetothefull.com website.
Important information: Some people find that trying to relax causes them to stress. If you find this to be the case, we suggest you stop using the approach and discuss other treatment options with your own doctor.
Anxiety Control Training was developed by a past colleague of Dr Williams, Dr Philip Snaith. All profits from this download are donated to the charity Triumph over Phobia (TOP-UK)
Related resources: Please also download the Guide to using ACT in the Free resources area
Find out more about ACT in the www.livinglifetothefull.com website.
Please note: this digital resource is for personal or clinical use by you yourself alone. If you are a clinician the ACT files can be copied and given freely to the clients you work with.
When purchased and payment is confirmed you will be sent an email with a link that allows you to download and save the file.
Download Problems? When your order has cleared you will be sent an email with a link(s) for the digital resources ordered. Please click the link to open the audio file.
After clicking the link on most computers the audio file will automatically start to play in whatever software your computer usually uses to play MP3 files.
If nothing happens:
1). Sometimes firewalls in NHS Trusts block audio from playing (to prevent staff playing music - in which case the file should be downloaded from a home computer- or in liaison with your Trust IT staff.
2). Some computers (not many these days but some NHS computers deliberately do this) may not have sound cards or speakers fitted. In which case again either use another e.g. home computer, or speak to your IT department
3). If the file fails to play it may be you need to load some audio playing software. If you don’t have software to play the file something that is free is Windows media player – available from lots of places on the web e.g. the main Microsoft site at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx
Saving the audio files: This varies between software packages and variously may be under:
- File/save as
- Or a button e.g. copy or transfer to device
- Or a button Burn to CD etc
There are so many different software packages out there that its really impossible to advise exactly how your own will need to save the sound file. There should be help files on your player programme (e.g. windows media player) to allow this.
Broken links: You have set time period and set number of times (5) that you can download the file. Very occasionally there is an error in the path (see above). Please contact us and we will reform the link - or if problems continue provide you with a fresh link.
Out of time: The files need to be downloaded within 14 days. If you find this is not long enough (e.g. you are on holiday etc) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reform the links